Winter Activities

If you’re looking to embrace the fresh winter air (or even just dabble in it), you’ll want to check out this list of beautiful places to hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski, or just take a peaceful winter walk. You’ll also find any special winter events listed.

Auburn-Fleming Trail

State Route 34

Auburn, NY 13021

The Auburn-Fleming Trail follows a stretch of abandoned railroad bed along a network of streams and...

Bahar Nature Preserve

3800 Appletree Point Road

Skaneateles, NY 13152

This 25-acre preserve, only yards from Skaneateles Lake, treats hikers to a dramatic view of the...

Bald Hill Road

25 Gorham Street

Hemlock, NY 14466

It might feel like there aren't any places left on Earth that haven't been influenced by people but...

Bear Swamp State Forest

Route 41A

Sempronius, NY 13118

Bear Swamp State Forest covers 3,539 acres with a 14.3-mile multiple use trail system. All trails...

Bristol Mountain

5662 Route 64

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Bristol Mountain sits on a base elevation of 1,000 feet and rises to a 2,200 foot elevation at the...

Casey Park

150 N. Division Street

Auburn, NY 13021

44-acre sports complex offering swimming & wading pools, soccer and softball fields, basketball and...

Cato - Fair Haven Trail

Abandoned Railroad Grd.

Sterling, NY 13156

Running from Cato to Fair Haven, this multi-use trail traverses woodlands, farmlands and wetlands....

Cayuga Community College Nature Trail

197 Franklin Street

Auburn, NY 13021

This is a one-mile loop trail located, directly behind Cayuga Community College for hikiing, biking...

Cayuga County Erie Canal Recreational Trail

This trail is the Cayuga County portion of the New York Canalway Trail that is part of a network of...

Centerport Aqueduct

Route 31

Weedsport, NY 13166

Located one mile west of Weedsport, off Rt. 31, this is an excellent example of Erie Canal stone...

Cumming Nature Center

6472 Gulick Road

Naples, NY 14512

The Cumming Nature Center boasts a 900 acre nature center with 6 miles of walking trails, 15 miles...

Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary

Lane A, off Lake Como Road

Summerhill, NY 13092

This 157-acre nature preserve along the Lake Como outlet is owned and operated by the Finger Lakes...

Emerson Park

6914 East Lake Road, Route 38A

Auburn, NY 13021

Emerson Park includes 135 acres located at the northern end of Owasco Lake with one mile of lake...

Fair Haven Beach State Park

14985 State Park Road

Fair Haven, NY 13064

823 acres on Lake Ontario with camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, and an 18-hole golf...

Fillmore Glen State Park

1686 Route 38

Moravia, NY 13118

941 acres including gorge and waterfalls, with camping, swimming, hiking, and fishing available....

Finger Lakes Forest Immersion

6141 Hicks Road

Naples, NY 14512

One of the top wellness trends sweeping the U.S., shinrin-yoku forest therapy, aka forest bathing,...

Frontenac Park

26 Chapel Street

Union Springs, NY 13160

Frontenac Park is a twenty-seven acre municipal park located along the northeast shore of Cayuga...

Frozen Ocean State Forest

Corrigan Road

Niles, NY 13118

754 acres of land, situated on one of the highest points in Cayuga County. Hiking, cross-country...

Ganondagan State Historic Site

7000 County Road 41

Victor, NY 14564

Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, NY stands at the location of what was one of the largest,...

Geneva Recreation Complex

666 South Exchange Street

Geneva, NY 14456

During colder months the Geneva Recreation Complex serves as an indoor Ice skating rink offering...

Greater Canandaigua Civic Center

250 North Bloomfield Road

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Greater Canandaigua Civic Center is a not-for-profit multi-use facility located in Canandaigua. In...

Grimes Glen Park

48 Vine Street

Naples, NY 14512

The Glen is known for its waterfalls and also as the source of the oldest fossilized tree in New...

Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area

6775 Canadice Hill Road

Springwater, NY 14560

With a breathtaking view of Honeoye Lake and the Rochester skyline in the distance, this 20 mile...

Hazlitt Red Cat Cellars

1 Lake Niagara Lane

Naples, NY 14512

Hiking in the Finger Lakes region is a beautiful and educational experience. Step onto the hillside...

High Tor Wildlife Management Area

The primary purposes of High Tor Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are for wildlife management,...

Hojack Trail


Cato, NY 13033

This off-road, multi-use trail extends through the Town of Sterling along an abondoned railroad bed....

Hoopes Park

184 East Genesee Street

Auburn, NY 13021

The central pond is home to numerous water fowl and ice skating is encouraged during winter months....

Hunt Hollow Ski Club

7532 County Road 36

Naples, NY 14512

Since 1967, Hunt Hollow has been a premier private winter sports destination for members and invited...

John Harris Park

6205 Railroad Street

Cayuga, NY 13034

This Cayuga Lake waterfront park offers a summer concert series, picnic areas, swimming beach and...

Kashong Conservation Area

320 Kashong Road

Geneva, NY 14456

Lehigh Crossing Park

7350 Victor-Mendon Road

Victor, NY 14564

Lehigh Crossing Park takes up 54 acres and offers 3 miles of trails. The park shares its borders...

Long Point State Park

2063 Lake Road

Aurora, NY 13026

Long Point State Park is situated on the east side of Cayuga Lake on a V-shaped spit of land...

Manchester Gateway Trail

8 Clifton Street

Manchester, NY 14504

The Manchester Gateway Trail features a 1.5 mile hiking and biking path from NY Route 96 to Clifton...

Montezuma Heritage Park

8115 High Street

Montezuma, NY 13117

This 160-acre park along the Seneca River/NYS Barge Canal is part of the eastern portion of the...

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

2981 US Route 20

Montezuma, NY 13117

The Wildlife Drive is generally closed to traffic in winter. You can cross-country ski or snow shoe...

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

3395 U.S. Route 20 East

Seneca Falls, NY 13165

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1938 as a refuge and breeding ground for...

Nordic Center at Bristol Mountain

5662 State Route 64

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Bristol Mountain has a Nordic snowsports experience unlike any other in the region. Snowmaking,...

Onanda Park

4965 West Lake Road

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Located in the souther portion of the Town along County Road 16, Onanda Park is the Town of...

Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill

6475 Gannett Hill Park Drive

Naples, NY 14512

Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill is one of the highest points in Ontario County and located in...

Ontario Pathways

200 Ontario Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424

23-mile rails-to-trails recreational trail open year-round for jogging, hiking, bicycling,...

Owasco Flats

Firelane #1

Moravia, NY 13118

Owasco Flats Trail is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Moravia, New York and is good for all skill...

Rob's Trail Preserve

Old Bald Hill Rd South

Springwater, NY 14560

Rob's Trail Preserve is a collection of memorial trails nestled among the high ridges and rolling...

Sampson State Park

6096 Route 96A

Romulus, NY 14541

Encompassing just over 2000 acres on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Sampson State Park features...

Southern Tier Stables

2068 Dumplin Hill Road

Moravia, NY 13118

Southern Tier Stables is a professional Equestrian Facility providing boarding, riding lessons,...

Stid Hill Wildlife Management Area

5221-5201 NY-64

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Stid Hill is a 3.7 mile loop trail that features a waterfall rated as moderate difficulty. The trail...

Summer Hill State Forest

Skinner Hill Road & Fillmore Road

Summerhill, NY 13092

4,355 acres of dense forest land well suited for snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hiking,...

Victor Hiking Trails

85 East Main St.

Victor, NY 14564

Over 65 miles of multi-use trails throughout the town of Victor. These trails include secluded...

Victor Municipal Park

6680 Paparone Drive

Victor, NY 14564

47 acres and 2 miles of trails make up Victor Municipal Park. The park also features a multi-age...

Wesley Hill Nature Preserve

6291-6061 Gulick Road

Honeoye, NY 14471

Over five miles of hiking, cross country skiing, or showshoe trails. The nature preserve features...

West Hill Nature Preserve

Seman Road

Naples, NY 14512

Located at the southern edge of the Bristol Hills, the West Hill Preserve offers visitors an...

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